Thursday, September 16, 2004

hey ho let's go

Yesterday, three months after this, Johnny Ramone died of prostate cancer at age 55. My guess is that Tommy Ramone is starting to get nervous.

A bomp bomp bompa
a bomp bomp bompa
I wanna be sedated

RIP Johnny... say hi to Joey and DeeDee for us.

Followup: Over at Crooked Timber somebody posted the guitar tablature of Johnny Ramone's guitar solo from 'I wanna be sedated':


I remember sitting down at the record player (remember record players?) with my guitar and the Ramones first album (which had already been out for about ten years and was still more than relevant) and being shocked when I got to a song that required a fourth chord.